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By George Devereux.
Around the year 1999 I found this pamphlet for sale on an Internet
auction web site and bought it for a dollar. I have included the text
in several on-line encyclopedias, but only recently have I made it
available here as a web page of its own. Thelink to the left will
bring up a web page that has the pamphlet in its original layout
and format: I have retained the font as closely as possible.
The "modern version" (second link here) of the Devereux pamphlet has been rendered into a more readable version, with a more modern font.
Fort Mojave Clan System
by Lorraine Sherer, HTML version
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Adobe Acrobat version.
|A few years ago I was fortunate to find for sale a copy of Lorraine Sherer's book "The Clan System of the Fort Mojave Indians." The copy is a first edition, inscribed by the author to bibliographer Robert G. Cowan. (Number 20 of 300 copies printed by the Ward Ritchie Press.) This work examines the Fort Mojave Indian family system, giving specific data concerning family names. It is copyright © 1965, and may only be used under the Fair Use Doctrine of the International Copyright laws. It may only be used for educational and research purposes.|
A MOHAVE WAR REMINISCENCE 1854-1880
By A.L. Kroeber
and C.B. Kroeber
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|"We know too little of the life of the Mohave as it was before the Spaniards came into the American Southwest. Few Spaniards visited the tribe from the mid-sixteenth through the early nineteenth centuries, and very few left any account of the life of that Indian nation." This text is Copyright © 1973 and may only be used under the Fair Use Doctrine of the International Copyright laws. It may only be used for educational and research purposes.|
|Report upon the Colorado River of the West, explored in 1857 and 1858 by Joseph C. Ives.||
United States Army Corps of Topographical Engineers. Washington DC. Government Printing Office, 1861, Chapters four ("MOJAVE VALLEY") and five ("MOJAVE VALLEY TO MOUTH OF BLACK CANYON").
This document describes the Mojave Valley and the Mojave "Indians" as they appeared to be from the point of view of USA Army surveyors and topographers who were examining the Colorado River for use with steamboat traffic. The Macave had been "pacified" by the Army just four years earlier in a few very bloody and one-sided "battles."
|Captivity Of The Oatman Girls||Much of this story is outright fiction written by Rev. Stratton, even though it is told in the first person narrative as if it was Olive Oatman who was writing. Very little of what the narrative says about the Oatman girl's captivity after being sold to the Mojaves is true---- Rev. Stratton flat out lied, for reasons one can only guess: religious, political, cultural, and financial.|